Caroline Claire '18 Takes 3rd at the FIS World Cup in Italy
Stratton Mountain School freeskier, Caroline Claire ‘18, finished 3rd in Slopestyle at the Seiser Alm FIS World Cup in Italy over the weekend. The event brought some of the best female freeskiing athletes, including national team members, from countries across the globe to compete. Finishing 5th in the Slopestyle qualifiers on January 26th, Claire advanced to the finals which were held on January 28th; only the top six athletes advanced to the finals.
Claire was recently named to the U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Slopestyle Team for a second year and is also the defending U.S. National Slopestyle Champion.
“We are all so excited for Caroline! She’s such a talented skier and it’s been amazing to watch her skiing progress over the past three years since she started at SMS as a freshman. She’s been working extremely hard to get to where she is and we are all so proud and happy for her. A standout athlete in SMS’ Freeskiing Program, she’s stood on the podium of every event this season, including two Rev Tour Slopestyle events in Waterville, NH, as well as the biggest Rail Jam in the East, Rails to Riches in Killington, VT.” stated Freeskiing Program Director Jesse Mallis.
Stratton Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school that focuses on college preparatory academics and competitive winter sports. Located at the base of Stratton Mountain, SMS serves students in grades 7 – 12.